Forbes has named the 2015 richest people in the globe and as always, world billionaires continue to break sets of records as some really wealthy billionaires just keep getting wealthier taking the top spots on the list. Based on the Forbes latest ranking of richest people in the world, the combined wealth of world billionaires is about $7.05 trillion — beating last year’s record-breaking $6.4 trillion total by a big $650 billion. In addition, some rich people in the world didn’t make the list of top 25 richest in world because some even wealthier people dominated the higher spots while the bars seem so high for others because of high price of entry.
Note that Forbes has a certain price of entry as the prerequisite to score a spot on the list and thus anyone with enough money that is either equal or more than the required amount is eligible to make count. Below is a list of top 25 richest people who got a spot on the list for fulfilling the requirements of Forbes rich list.
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25. David Thomson & family – Net Worth: $25.5 Billion (Forbes)
22. Jacqueline Mars – Net Worth: $26.6 Billion ( Forbes)
22. Forrest Mars Jr – Net Worth: $26.6 Billion ( Forbes)
22. John Mars – Net Worth: $26.6 Billion (Forbes)
21. Georg Schaeffler – Net Worth: $26.9 Billion (Forbes)
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25. David Thomson
Net Worth: $ 25.5 Billion
David Thomson is a Canadian media magnate and chairman of Thomson Reuters. He and his family have a media and publishing fortune established by their grandfather Roy Thomson. At the death of his father, late Kenneth Thomson in 2006, the control of the family fortune passed on to David and after they acquired Reuters, he became the chairman of the merged entity, Thomson Reuters in 2008. The family business is now operated through private holding company Woodbridge, which holds a 57% in Thomson Reuters. His brother Peter Thomson is co-chair of Woodbridge, which holds assets owned by Roy Thomson’s seven grandchildren.
22. John Mars
Net Worth: $26.6 Billion
John Mars is an American business magnate, son of Forrest Mars Sr., and grandson of Frank C. Mars, founders of the American candy company Mars Incorporated which was established in 1911. His father however joined in 1929, about the time the firm unpacked the malt-flavored nougat that is inside Milky Way and Snickers. He and his siblings Forrest Jr. and Jacqueline are the owners of one the world’s biggest confectionery companies with $33 billion in annual sales. They sit on the board of directors, but do not take part in everyday running of the business. He is known for his utmost secrecy. In 2010 to 2014 Forbes list ranking personal wealth, Mars is the highest ranked person whose photograph was unavailable to the magazine.
22. Jacqueline Mars
Net Worth: $26.6 Billion
Jacqueline Mars is the sister of the two brothers, Forrest Jr. and John, who are the owners of the secretive ($33 billion) candy maker Mars. As a member of the Mars family, she is among the heirs of the company. All three siblings sit on the company’s board of directors, except for the everyday running of the business. She is also a trustee of the US Equestrian Team, and serves on the board of directors for the Washington National Opera, the National Sporting Library and Fine Arts Museum.
22. Forrest Mars, Jr.
Net Worth: $26. 6 Billion
Forrest mars is the eldest son of Forrest Mars, Sr. and the grandson of Frank C. Mars and one of the heirs of their fortune. He serves on the board of the candy company with his siblings John and Jacqueline. All three siblings are the owner of $33 billion (sales) candy shop based in Virginia.
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21. Georg Schaeffler
Net Worth: $26.9 Billion
Industry: Ball Bearings
George is a German business tycoon and owner of 80% of the holding company INA Holding Schaeffler GmbH & Co. KG, which includes Schaeffler AG. He is one of the proprietors of Schaeffler Group, which covers Schaeffler AG, one of the largest producers of ball bearings and machine components in the world. His mother, Maria-Elisabeth Schaeffler owns the other 20%. George Schaeffler heads the supervisory board of Schaeffler Group. He is also a member of the supervisory board of Continental AG, a leading German automotive manufacturing company specializing in tires, brake systems, automotive safety, powertrain and chassis components, tachographs, and other parts for the automotive and transportation industries.
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